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Assistant Commercial Accountant - Foods

Princes Limited
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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OverviewJob Purpose
  • To assist the Foods Commercial Accountant in providing a comprehensive financial support service to commercial management in order to maximise short and long-term profitability for the assigned SBA's.
Principal Responsibilities
  • To produce/manage product costings for commercial and operational managers as required and prepare tender documents.
  • Undertake cost inflation analysis to support Sales in their negotiations with customers.
  • Continually improve the costing process to enable greater value adding support of the Commercial and Sales teams (with the support of IT).
  • Evaluation, review and post audit of commercial activities such as new customer/product listings, sales promotions, new product development, value engineering.
  • Prepare and execute the production of the weekly Flash forecast P+L, in accordance with prescribed formats, timescales and procedures, including the presentation of summary information to senior management.
  • Provide support to the Foods Commercial Accountant in the production of the monthly profit forecast for the Foods sector, with distinct areas of responsibility.
  • Assist the Foods Commercial Accountant in the preparation and production of annual budgets for the Foods sector.
  • Provision of financial data and analysis to Operational management, Finance Managers or Group Finance as required
  • Interpretation, communication and enforcement of Group rules, policies, and procedures
  • Liaison with internal and external audit personnel as required.
  • To provide cover to the Foods Commercial Accountant where required.
KnowledgeManufacturing experience within a FMCG business

Forecasting and budgeting knowledge

Qualified CIMA or ACCA

  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience of ERP software, preferably SAP
  • Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail is a prerequisite.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to demonstrate a commercial approach and the ability to influence the business.
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